The Nevada Wolf Pack will head to Illinois as they will face the Bradley Braves on Saturday as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge.
The Wolf Pack are 6-2 and are coming off a 77-67 victory over Pacific on Tuesday night as Nevada was propelled by a 22-2 scoring run in the second half to secure the victory. In the game against the Tigers, Cameron Oliver and Marcus Marshall both led the team in scoring with 17 points each while DJ Fenner scored 11 points in the win for Nevada.
Nevada is facing a Bradley team that has a 4-3 record so far this season and the Braves are led by a pair of talented guards in Darrell Brown and Jo Jo McGlaston. Brown is the team’s leading scorer as the freshman from Memphis, Tennessee is averaging 15 points per game so far this season. McGlaston, who transferred to Bradley from Utah State, is the team’s second leading scorer as he is averaging 12 points per game.
The Wolf Pack will need to focus their efforts on defense as they try to contain Bradley’s two talented guards and get points off Bradley turnovers. The Braves have averaged 14 turnovers a game this season so the Wolf Pack can turn up the defensive pressure against Bradley and possibly create points off those turnovers.
Nevada is about to play its fifth game in eight days so fatigue is a strong concern for this team. And due to Elijah Foster being suspended indefinitely due to him being charged with domestic battery depth is another concern for the Wolf Pack. Bradley has some talent with its starting guards and a freshman center in Koch Bar whose has playing well so this will be a challenge for Nevada.
I think Nevada’s defense and their three-point shooting which has been good so far, this season will be enough to give the Wolf Pack the victory on Saturday.
When: Saturday at 5pm
Where: Carver Arena
Online: ESPN 3
Radio: NevadaWolfPack.com/audio and the Wolf Pack Radio Network